Botticelli Rooms, Uffizi Gallery

This major project completely renovated the Uffizi’s Botticelli room. The large space that houses all the Botticelli collection, as well as masterpieces by Pollaiolo, was divided into two rooms and each painting was carefully examined and restored. State of the art technology was installed to protect the artworks, including new protective glass and a new laser alarm system. […]

Filippo Lippi’s ‘Annunciation’ – Church of San Lorenzo

With the support of the non-profit Friends of Florence Foundation, Filippo Lippi’s panel of the Annunciation has recently been restored by Lucia Biondi and Roberto Buda and reinstalled in the church of San Lorenzo. A masterful example of Early Renaissance art, since the early 1440s the painting has hung on the back wall of the Martelli family chapel, located […]

Medici Riccardi Horse Head – National Archeological Museum of Florence

This project restored an extraordinary bronze sculpture of the head of a horse, which dates to the second half of the fourth century BC. During the Renaissance Donatello used this as a model for his works, as did Leonardo da Vinci.  The head was once part of a full statue of a horse, but the […]

Rediscovered Aphrodite – Museo Archeologico Nazionale

The recently restored statue of Aphrodite housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum/the Museum) in Florence, Italy, was unveiled in a public celebration on September 11, 2018. Funded by Friends of Florence with a donation by Michael and Sandy Collins, the cleaning and restoration process revealed a surprising development. Long thought to be […]